Introduction OpenHAB

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Introduction OpenHAB

Postby raymonvdm » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:02 pm

I started this topic to gather more information about the OpenHAB project. It seems to be a very cool project with a lot of hardware support. Since it is written in Java it is also platform independent.

OpenHAB is a software solution developed in Java and is designed to be absolutely vendor-neutral as well as hardware/protocol-agnostic. It can run on devices like the Raspberry Pi and lets you integrate an abundance of different home automation technologies into one. As it is fully open source and is maintained by a passionate and growing community, it is the best way to make sure that your Smart Home stays flexible in the future and that new upcoming technologies can be easily integrated with it and that you are not trapped in any vendor lock-in.


support for:
    Asterisk Binding
    Bluetooth Binding
    Comfo Air Binding
    CUPS Binding
    digitalSTROM Binding
    DMX512 Binding
    EnOcean Binding
    Epson Projector Binding
    Exec Binding
    Fritz!Box Binding
    Fritz AHA Binding
    Heatmiser Binding
    Homematic Binding
    HTTP Binding
    IHC / ELKO Binding
    Insteon Hub Binding
    KNX Binding
    Koubachi Binding
    MAX!Cube-Binding
    MiLight Binding
    Modbus TCP Binding
    MPD Binding
    MQTT Binding
    Netatmo Binding
    Network Health Binding
    Nibe Heatpump Binding
    Nikobus Binding
    Novelan/Luxtronic Heatpump Binding
    NTP Binding
    One-Wire Binding
    Onkyo AV Receiver Binding
    OpenSprinkler Binding
    OSGi Configuration Admin Binding
    Philips Hue Binding
    Piface Binding
    Pioneer-AVR-Binding
    Plugwise Binding
    PLCBus Binding
    Pulseaudio Binding
    RFXCOM Binding
    Samsung TV Binding
    Serial Binding
    Snmp Binding
    Squeezebox Binding
    System Info Binding
    Somfy URTSI II Binding
    Sonos Binding
    TCP/UDP Binding
    TinkerForge Binding
    VDR Binding
    Wake-on-LAN Binding
    Z-Wave Binding


OpenHAB can be found on the following url http://www.openhab.org/
The downloads can be found here
Android client can be found here
iOS client can be found here
OpenHAB youtube channel can be found here
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Re: Introduction OpenHAB

Postby raymonvdm » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:32 pm

I`m currently testing it with Ubuntu Server (12.04 LTS) on a Asus EEE box B202 and did not yet succeed in setting up the system with the Asterisk binding.
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Re: Introduction OpenHAB

Postby vanisher » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:54 pm

I'm currently running openhab on windows and linux with rfxom, z-wave, sonos en philips hue.

Once you get the hang of it it isn't that difficult.

BUT automating things is for me a lot more difficult. Like using sunset / sunrise commands to turn off/on lights.
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Re: Introduction OpenHAB

Postby raymonvdm » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:14 pm

In the past i used sunset to switch lights but it is not always accurate. Therefore i switched to a light sensor which has to report dark for some minutes before switching the light.
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Re: Intro to OpenHAB - rule to calculate sunset

Postby GertK » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:10 am

@raymon: There is a simple rule which uses the wunderground website. It is described in the openHAB wiki under Samples-Rules.
see https://github.com/openhab/openhab/wiki ... for-sunset.
My doorlight uses a rule based on this one, to switch on daily half an hour before sunset. There are also examples of more complex rules to calculate sunrise an sunset based on your location. In that case it does not depend on the internet connection and the wundergroud website.

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Re: Introduction OpenHAB

Postby DJF3 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:52 pm

I love the architecture of OpenHAB but the only thing stopping me from really using it:

- An easy to use web interface that allow me to do all configuration

There is a web interface available but it's not ideal. Want to focus on the integration, scripts, etc.
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Re: Introduction OpenHAB

Postby MarnixT » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:33 pm

Yes, I agree. The architecture definitely seems impressive. Also creating your own webpages using the text editor is doable. Of course it could be easier but flexibility comes with a price.
Only adding devices could be a lot easier.
Also they seem to be working on this for quite some time and even got some java award however the community seems rather small.
Or is it German all the way?

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